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5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE
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The 7th Sfl Poetry Slam - With The Poets, Prattlers And Pandemonialists

The 7th Sfl Poetry Slam - With The Poets, Prattlers And Pandemonialists

In 2016 three poets held a meeting in a pub in Wolverhampton. They drank beer. They talked about poetry. They hatched plans. By the end of the evening, theyd decided that they should form a collective Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists - and see where that led them. In 2017, it led them to their first full-length show at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. They had a lot of fun. The audience did, too. Fun is definitely what happens at the SFL Poetry Slam! Come along and watch 15 fantastic poets give amazing performances and help decide who wins the prize of a performance spot at Shrewsbury Lit Fest's next Poetry Slam! Organised and hosted by the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, this is an event you do not want to miss! Their mission, that they have chosen to accept, is to convince the world that poetry is a bag of awesome wrapped up with a bow of wonder and to convince people to write and, hopefully perform, some poetry!

Sat 2 Mar

£11

Choosing A Genre: Which Way To Go' - Amy Beashel & Jenny Blackhurst

Choosing A Genre: Which Way To Go' - Amy Beashel & Jenny Blackhurst

20 years ago, when I was thinking about opening my bookshop, I realised that fiction shelves stocked with what I liked to read would be very limited in deed! And so I asked lots of my friends which authors they liked and what were their favourite genres. And I'm grateful that I did. Since then I have learned to read far more widely, thankfully! I would've missed out on some really great reads, otherwise. As a result of this, I am always intrigued by how writers decide which stories to tell and how to tell them.

Local authors, Amy Beashel and Jenny Blackhurst, whose books are very different in approach, will be talking about the stories they felt compelled to tell and why they chose to use the genres they did for that telling.

Sat 2 Mar

£11

Highflyers Youth Dance Company

Join in the dance fun with Highflyers workshops. SiD’s expert youth dance team and support staff will guide young people aged 11-17 years on an exciting dance journey.Join Highflyers Youth Dance Company to move, dance, play, explore and express your creativity.Places are limited so we advise booking early to secure a place.All abilities welcome!

Sun 3 Mar

£5.50

Wed 27 Mar

£8

Wed 3 Apr

£8

Sun 7 Apr

£5.50

Sun 21 Apr

£5.50

Sun 12 May

£5.50

Sun 19 May

£5.50

Tue 28 May

£8

Sun 23 Jun

£5.50

Sun 30 Jun

£5.50

Sun 7 Jul

£5.50

Tue 30 Jul

£8

The Orwell Tour: Travels Through The Life And Work Of George Orwell - Oliver Lewis

The Orwell Tour: Travels Through The Life And Work Of George Orwell - Oliver Lewis

Following in the footsteps of his literary hero, researcher and historian Oliver Lewis set out to visit all the places to have inspired and been lived in by George Orwell. Over three years he travelled from Wigan to Catalonia, Paris to Motihari, Marrakesh to Eton, and in each location explored both how Orwell experienced the place, and how the place now remembers him as a literary icon. Beginning in Northern India, where Orwell was born in 1903, and ending in the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, where he was laid to rest in 1950, The Orwell Tour offers an accessible and informative new biography of Orwell through the lens of place. Oliver Lewis was born in Oxford and educated at Magdalen College School, Brackley, the London School of Economics and King's College, London. He is currently completing his Doctorate, on the privatisation of British Rail, at the University of Oxford. He teaches History and Politics at Sciences Po in Paris and Reims, and lives in Montgomery on the England/Wales border. Orwell roamed widely, living in London, Southwold, Henley, Wallington, Hayes and Jura. It's this rootless, restless man that writer Oliver Lewis pursues in his innovative and thorough book, The Orwell Tour. - Daily Telegraph If you enjoy Orwell and if you enjoy travelogues, you'll find a lot here to like. - The Orwell Society

Sat 2 Mar

£11 (Children £6.60)

The Slf Poetry Brunch With Morgan Birch And Dennis Onions

The Slf Poetry Brunch With Morgan Birch And Dennis Onions

Join us for coffee, croissants and wonderful poetry…

SLF 2024 is very pleased to welcome (finally) Morgan Birch, winner of the 2022 Poetry Slam, to this year's event. Morgan Birch is a Wolverhampton-based poet who loves to rhyme. She has featured on Brum Radio Poets and also makes regular appearances at Caffe Grand Slam in Dudley. In 2017 she won the inaugural Wolverhampton Literary Festival poetry competition and in 2021, was a winner in the same festival's Bedtime Stories Tale for Children competition. Since then, Morgan has won the 2022 Shrewsbury Festival of Literature Poetry Slam, was a slam finalist at Ironbridge Festival (2022) and Ledbury Festival (2023) and won the Caffe Grand Slam in August 2023. She lists her most prestigious prizes as a Poundland face mask, Posh Spice's autobiography and an out-of-date sandwich. Morgan describes her work as tackling a range of subjects, from unsuccessful dating to musical theatre and her personal quest for utter obscurity.

Morgan will be joined by local poet/performer/carpenter/volunteer, Dennis Onions. It's been many years since I last heard any of Dennis' work but he tells me he's been writing a lot of late. I am very much looking forward to listening to both of these poets again!

Drinks included in the ticket price. Donations welcomed for croissants etc.

Sun 3 Mar

£11

When The Circus Leaves Town: What Happens When Football Leaves Home- David Proudlove

When The Circus Leaves Town: What Happens When Football Leaves Home- David Proudlove

What happens when a football club ups sticks and leaves its traditional home for pastures new What replaces the terraces, stands and floodlights that tower above old town centres and terraced streets How does football relate to the new landscapes that the clubs head to What happens when football leaves home In his book, When the Circus Leaves Town, author David Proudlove explores the impact of the ruptures created when clubs and supporters wave goodbye to their homes. It examines disruption to matchday routines, erasure of geographic memories and the difficulties in repairing these, and considers whether such moves have been for better or worse. He walks the streets of towns and cities across the country visiting housing estates, retail parks and shiny new stadiums. He talks to those involved with the relocation of football clubs - club officials, developers, politicians, fans - to understand the reasons behind the upheaval, and to bring us the full story of what happens when football leaves home.

Dave Proudlove is the author of Ballad of the Streets. He writes a weekly column for the North Staffordshire daily newspaper The Sentinel and contributes to its sister publication The Way We Were. Dave is also a regular contributor to the Stoke City fanzine Duck, online magazine The Football Pink, and regularly collaborates with artists and other writers.

Sun 3 Mar

£11

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